Chapter 575 Squinting Taoist
For the Zheng family, ever since Zheng Hongliang had taken away a hundred gunmen, Zheng Yuan had been in a restless state and had not slept the entire night.
He thought about Zheng Hongliang’s plan over and over countless times and felt that there were no loopholes.
A hundred gunmen matched with such an ingenious plan; even the experts at the level nine Supreme Power Realm would not be able to escape alive. Qin Haodong had no reason to be alive, but there was this feeling of unease in his heart, which was becoming stronger and stronger with the passing of time.
It was getting brighter as the sun was rising higher and higher, but there was still no news from Zheng Hongliang.
Zheng Yuan was pacing restlessly back and forth. The housekeeper was standing next to him with his hands down, while the breakfast set on the table turned cold.
“So? Have you heard from Hongliang?”
Zheng Yuan could not remember how many times he had asked this question.
“Not yet. The phone is off and I can’t reach anyone.” The housekeeper said, “But according to your arrangement, I have sent someone to find out some information. There should be news soon.”
Just as he spoke, the housekeeper’s phone rang and he hurriedly pressed the answer button.
When he hung up two minutes later, Zheng Yuan asked eagerly, “So?”
The housekeeper replied, “The Steamed Bun Mountain has been completely closed off by the police. According to the intel, the Steamed Bun Mountain has been blown to ruins.”
Zheng Yuan was surprised. Since the explosives had successfully detonated, Qin Haodong was bound to be dead. He asked, “What about Hongliang? Have you heard from him? Why aren’t the hundred gunmen back yet?”
The housekeeper hesitated and answered, “There is no news about the young master and the hundred gunmen, but the wreckage of the helicopter was found at the scene of the explosion.”
Zheng Yuan became pale and slumped on the chair behind him.
The helicopter was taken by Zheng Hongliang. Since the wreckage of the helicopter was found then something must have happened to him.
It was just that he didn’t understand how Qin Haodong had done it. Could he have carried rockets with him? How did he bring down the helicopter?
The helicopter crashed and none of the hundred gunmen could be contacted. Once again, a bad feeling arose in his heart.
After a moment of silence, he asked, “Where is that Qin guy? Have you heard from him? Is there any movement from Daddy Security Company?”
“At present, our people have not found Qin Haodong. Daddy Security Company is also very quiet, as if there’s no one there. However, someone saw Ouyang Shanshan at the airport. She boarded a plane to Hong Kong.”
“What? Ouyang Shanshan got on the plane?”
Hearing this news, Zheng Yuan was stunned on the spot. Since Ouyang Shanshan was not dead then it proved that Qin Haodong was alive as well.
“It’s over, we’re done for!”
A chill rose from the bottom of his heart. Originally, he thought that Qin Haodong would be killed, helping the Zheng family get rid of something extremely troublesome. But now, it was still unknown if Zheng Hongliang was even alive or not, while Qin Haodong was safe and sound.
What he was worried about the most right now was not whether his grandson was alive or not, rather Qin Haodong’s revenge. According to his past records, this young man was definitely not willing to suffer losses.
When the Sun family smashed the Lin’s Jewelry, Qin Haodong had directly brought people to destroy the Sun family. Now that the Zheng family had tried to kill him, it was possible to guess how fiercely he would retaliate.
“Are you alright family master?” The housekeeper asked nervously.
Zheng Yuan took a deep breath and reluctantly suppressed his agitation. He said, “Inform the children of the Zheng family and tell them to immediately transfer the assets of the Zheng family. Do it as soon as possible.”
The housekeeper said, “Master, that shouldn’t be necessary. After all, our Zheng family is the number one family in Shanghai. We also have two experts at the Supreme Power Realm who can lead us. That Qin boy would not dare do anything.”
Zheng Yuan said with despair on his face, “It’s no use. In terms of force, the Sun family is stronger than us and they have three experts at the Supreme Power Realm, but so what? They became obedient after being beaten by Qin.
“I can see now why that old guy Sun Shengtian would rather be a tortoise than retaliate against Qin Haodong. It’s because he’s someone we can’t afford to provoke.”
He did not understand how Qin Haodong had escaped from the siege of a hundred gunmen and how he was able to destroy Zheng Hongliang’s helicopter.
Just then, a bodyguard hurriedly ran in. “Family master, something has happened. Someone broke into our Zheng family house.”
Zheng Yuan swooshed up from his chair and asked, “Who is it? How many people are there?”
“A lot of people… at least a few hundred.” The bodyguard said, “It’s Qin Haodong. He brought people from Daddy Security Company, as well as people from the Zhou family.
“Family master, think of something quickly. Those people from Daddy Security Company are so fierce that our people can’t stop them at all.”
“Qin Haodong, you are too cruel!”
Zheng Yuan spurted out a mouthful of blood and sat down in the chair again.
If only people from Daddy Security Company had come then it would have been much easier to resolve. At most, they would sign an unequal contract like the Sun family and lose money.
However, he had never expected that Qin Haodong would unite with the Zhou family. What did it mean? It meant that Qin Haodong did not want to leave the Zheng family a path at all. He wanted to completely erase them.
“Family master, are you alright?” The housekeeper hurried forward and held Zheng Yuan, who was on the verge of collapsing. He then said, “Why don’t we call the police?
“Although it will be bad for our Zheng family’s reputation, if the news were to spread, it could help our Zheng family pass through this hurdle.”
“Call the police?”
The housekeeper’s words came as a surprise to Zheng Yuan. They had never resorted to official power during the previous family struggles.
The housekeeper said, “Family master, now that the Zheng family is in an emergency, we can’t worry about such things. No matter how capable this Qin is, he will eventually want to have a foothold in Huaxia. In that case, he will not go against the authorities.”
Zheng Yuan thought for a moment and felt that the housekeeper’s words were reasonable. “Then give it a try, call the police immediately and say that someone has invaded our Zheng family.”
“Okay family master.” The housekeeper agreed and then took out his cell phone to call the police. He soon realized that he could not get through at all as there was no signal on the phone.
He quickly grabbed the landline next to him and the result was the same. The phone had a busy tone and he couldn’t get through at all.
Seeing his frightened look, Zheng Yuan asked, “What’s the matter?”
The housekeeper answered, “Family master, our signals and line have been completely cut off. We can’t get in touch with the outside world at all.”
“It’s over. The Zheng family is completely done for.” Zheng Yuan turned pale and murmured, “It was Zheng Hongliang who harmed our Zheng family. I knew he shouldn’t have taken the initiative to provoke Qin Haodong. Even if he coveted our Zheng family’s Chinese traditional medicine industry then there would always have been a chance to negotiate. But now there’s no chance at all.”
The head bodyguard asked nervously, “Family master, the enemy is in front of us. What should we do now?”
Zheng Yuan stood up while trembling and said resolutely, “What should come will come eventually, and hiding won’t work anyways. Immediately summon all the people of the Zheng family to go out with me together.”
Qin Haodong brought people to the Zheng family’s entrance. After taking care of the several bodyguards at the gate, a member of Daddy Security Company was about to fight like they had done at the Sun family manor and smash the gate. However, Qin Haodong quickly reached out and stopped him.
“You can hit the people, but don’t smash the things. In the future, this is going to be our company’s place. If you break it then we will have to spend money to repair it.”
The old man Zhou touched his beard and said with a smile, “Boy, you get into character pretty quickly. You are already regarding yourself as the owner.”
“Of course. The landlord’s family does not have any surplus gains, so it would be better to be more sophisticated.”
Qin Haodong smiled and rushed into Zheng family’s house with Ma Wenzhuo.
Seeing someone break into the Zheng family manor, the Zheng family members rushed out angrily in the beginning. After they were beaten to a pulp by the people from Daddy Security Company, they retreated one after another.
By the time Zheng Yuan had come out with his followers and the others, the Zheng family members and bodyguards had all fallen to the ground, screaming and howling.
“Qin, what are you doing? We, the Zheng family, have been patient with you again and again. Why are you attacking our Zheng family?”
The person who spoke was Zheng Hongliang and Zheng Hongda’s father, Zheng Bin, the eldest son of Zheng Yuan.
Qin Haodong looked at Zheng Yuan next to him and replied in a cold voice, “Why am I attacking the Zheng family? Why don’t you ask Old Man Zheng who knows everything?”
Zheng Bin was puzzled and turned to look at his father.
Zheng Yuan sighed and said to Qin Haodong, “This matter is our Zheng family’s fault. I just want to know if there is any room for you some leniency. Can you let our Zheng family go?”
“Cut the Zheng family some slack?” Qin Haodong sneered, “I just want to know, when the Zheng family bought those 20 kilograms of explosives, did you ever think of letting me go? When arranging the hundred gunmen, did you ever think of letting me go?”
Seeing that there was no room for negotiation, Zheng Yuan said with agitation, “Then what do you want? Do you want to destroy our whole Zheng family?”
“You’re right. I want the Zheng family to be removed from Shanghai.” Qin Haodong answered, “I have always taken revenge on people. Since your Zheng family punched me then don’t blame me for kicking back.”
Zheng Bin yelled, “Brat, you sure have a big tone. I want to see how you are going to remove our Zheng family’s name from Shanghai.”
“Then watch carefully.”
Qin Haodong looked at the Zheng family’s followers and said, “I will give you guys a chance. I won’t stop you from leaving the Zheng family now but if you stay and fight with the Zheng family then don’t blame me for being ruthless.”
“What a big tone brat. Let me see what you’ve got!”
As he spoke, an old Taoist walked out.
There were two supporters in the Zheng family who were at the Supreme Power Realm. One was called the Stylus Scholar and the other was the Squinting Taoist, who was in front of them now.
The Squinting Taoist looked like he was only 30 to 40 years old, but in fact he was already in his 70s. However, this old Taoist was an evil cultivator who was proficient in the technique of collecting yin and supplementing yang. This was why he looked so young.
One of his most striking features was that his eyes suffered from a severe case of cross-eye. Whenever he looked at a person, one of his eyes would be looking sideways. Hence, he was nicknamed the Squinting Taoist.
However, this guy had great talent in martial arts and turned his squinting eyes into an advantage. Whenever he fought with others, people would not be able to see where he was looking at and thus he would be able to win by a surprise victory.